A small quantity of light grease is fine for basic lubrication of gears, worms and worm wheels, lots of people overkill and make a mountain out of a molehill, as for suggestions of lithium grease setting like wax in cold weather so gears wont turn, rubbish IMHO, no problems with the lithium grease used in the wheel bearings of any car I have ever owned at tempretures of minus 35 C. or aircraft wheel bearings serviced while in the military, D.
Hey there fellow Air Force mechanic,
It didn't say they would not turn, there are different types of spray on lithium grease. I guess I was thinking of the white lithium that is popular and has a paraffin component to it.
We never used white lithium on anything on an Aircraft. Only what was recommended in the T.O.
Over the years, the T.O. changed, and told us to use a different type of grease on Aircraft wheel bearings, but to note not to mix two different types of greases as there would be a reaction.
As you probably know, everything had to be documented in the Aircraft's maintenance logs and signed off.
I apologize for not making it a little clearer, as I was thinking of the 'White' lithium grease.
Just so you know, I worked on C-141's, KC-135's, and C-17's...
Edited by GalaxyPiper, 29 February 2020 - 12:25 PM.